MY Entertainment

US prodco MY Entertainment acquired by Media Content Services

US prodco MY Entertainment has been acquired by production services provider Media Content Services. Michael Yudin, president and founder of MY Entertainment, negotiated the deal with Media Content Services CEO Shawn Moffatt and Co-Founder Patrick Bryant, and will retain his position, remaining with the company for the next several years. Yudin launched MY Entertainment in […]

MIPCOM Factual round-up: China’s Youku takes Karga’s Ottoman series; Discovery goes antiques hunting; UKTV’s W extends ‘The Shift’

Youku snags Karga Seven’s Ottoman series Chinese streamer Youku is among those to have acquired the first season of docudrama series Rise Of Empires: Ottoman, which was first available via Netflix. The show is produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned Karga Seven Pictures in association with LA-based STXtv, which has also struck deals with SIC in Portugal […]

MY Entertainment launches new division; hires MRC alum to head

New York-based production company MY Entertainment (MYE) has launched a new premium content division, One Foot Forward Entertainment, and made its first senior hire. Former MRC Studios exec and producer Joanna Zwickel has joined One Foot Forward as head of development, reporting to MYE president Michael Yudin and COO and EP Joe Townley. Zwickel will […]

TBI Formats: Legacy List

Legacy List Distributor: DRG Producer: MY Entertainment Broadcaster: PBS (US) Moving out of a family home can be an incredibly emotional experience; as each room is decluttered and every box filled up with a lifetime of belongings, decades of personal history can be unearthed. Legacy List seeks to learn the stories behind these memories. In […]

MY and Newen hit the Dancefloor with Nigel Lythgoe

New York-based MY Entertainment has acquired US rights to format Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution, signing up showrunner Nigel Lythgoe to develop and executive produce the show. Lythgoe’s credits include Fox hit So You Think You Can Dance and formats Pop Idol and American Idol. The show, created by created by French production group Newen, […]

RTL II picks up Story Lab’s Hall Pass

Game of Clones distributor The Story Lab has sold social experiment Hall Pass into German free-to-air broadcaster RTL II. The channel has commissioned Joker Productions for a celebrity version of the entertainment format, which will be called 48H Single – Celebrities Test Their Love. Hall Pass was originally created by Spanish firm Phileas Productions and […]

DRG makes first commission with Manson doc

DRG has made its first ever commission, Manson’s Bloodline, a documentary series produced by MY Entertainment and picked up by Reelz and Viaplay. Manson’s Bloodline tells the story of Charles Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, and his coming to terms with his notorious grandfather. It’s set to premiere late summer 2018, ahead of the 50th anniversary […]

Indie producer MY Entertainment appoints Sechrist to senior role

MY Entertainment has appointed former Discovery executive Jon Sechrist to the newly created position of executive VP of production, development and strategy. In his new role, Sechrist will be responsible for developing new programming and strategy, building on MY Entertainment’s ratings success with titles including Ghost Adventures, Pros Vs Joes, Breaking Borders and Baggage Battles. Sechrist, […]

Sins and Pranks on Gil’s MIPTV menu

Gil Formats is launching Sins of the Father at MIPTV, a new format that looks at the effects crime has on the offspring of perpetrators. Israel-based Gil co-developed the paper format with US based production company, My Entertainment, marking the second time the pair have worked together after they teamed for Pregnant & Platonic. The […]